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Albanian Telegraphic Agency (ATA), 97-04-02

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From: The Albanian Telegraphic Agency (ATA) Home Page at <http://www.telpress.it/ata>

Albanian Telegraphic Agency

CONTENTS

  • [01] FINO MEETS IN TEPELENE LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEADERS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF PUBLIC SALVATION COMMITTEES
  • [02] PD ASKS PS TO DENOUNCE ACCORD SIGNED IN VLORE
  • [03] KOSOVA INDEPENDENCE, UNIQUE PLATFORM OF ALBANIANS IN MEETING WITH SERBS IN NEW YORK
  • [04] PS TOWARDS JOINING PARLIAMENT
  • [05] PRIME MINISTER FINO MEETS ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER PRODI IN GJIROKASTER
  • [06] WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION DETAINED IN LAÇ
  • [07] MAIN BUILDING OF ITALIAN COMPANY "MANIFAKTURE-LUÇIA" SET ABLAZE
  • [08] SP LEADING COMMITTEE SUPPORTS DECISION TO TAKE UP SEATS IN PARLIAMENT
  • [09] "ILIRIA" FERRY-BOAT ENTERS PORT OF DURRES
  • [10] HUMANITARIAN AID FOR ALBANIAN ARMY BY GREEK ARMY

  • [01] FINO MEETS IN TEPELENE LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEADERS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF PUBLIC SALVATION COMMITTEES

    TEPELENE, APRIL 2 (ATA)- By H. Cani, Prime Minister Bashkim Fino met yesterday by midday with local government leaders and Public Salvation Committees of Tepelene, Sarande, Gjirokaster and Memaliaj.

    At the beginning of the meeting, the chairman of the Tepelene district council, Sotir Ceka, portrayed the situation, asking that payments be guaranteed for budgetary workers and pensionists.

    The representatives of the Committees of Public Salvation declared support for the National Reconciliation Government of Prime Minister Fino and condemned the crime.

    Fino, just as in Gjirokaster, laid the stress on the restoration of peace and order and full operation of the local state structures. He also stressed that those to be appointed at the head of the public order bodies should be honest people and specialists in this field. He categorically asked that the appointment at the head of these forces of elements of the two extremes be avoided.

    After the meeting, the Tepelene inhabitants rallied at the town's main square, expressed support for the Government of National Reconciliation. a.ke/lm

    Albanian Telegraphic Agency

    [02] PD ASKS PS TO DENOUNCE ACCORD SIGNED IN VLORE

    TIRANA, APRIL 1 (ATA)- By A. Frasheri, The Presidency of the Democratic Party (PD) met on Tuesday to discuss the latest developments in the country, denounce the agreement signed by the Socialist Party (SP) on March 28 in Vlore at the meeting of the "Committee of Public Salvation" and demand from the PS to denounce this act.

    "The PD Presidency decided to launch a formal request to the PS to denounce the agreement signed by it in Vlore on March 28, an act which runs counter to the consensus reached in the national reconciliation platform of March 9, 1997," says the PD press release, issued after the meeting.

    At this meeting the PD presidency approved a request of the DP chairman, Tritan Shehu, addressed to the ministers and secretaries of state proposed by the PD to the Government of National Reconciliation.

    The request asks them to continue their normal governmental activity until decision are taken by the PD respective structures.

    The National Reconciliation Government was result of the consensus reached at the round table of President of the Republic Sali Berisha with the 10 main parties. At this round table all decided to recognise the legitimate bodies elected by the people's free vote and not other structures.

    Also, according to the press release "The PD presidency decided that Dashamir Shehi and Bashkim Kopliku be no more members of the PD parliamentary group as their parliamentary activity runs contrary to the political line and programme of the PD". kei/lm

    Albanian Telegraphic Agency

    [03] KOSOVA INDEPENDENCE, UNIQUE PLATFORM OF ALBANIANS IN MEETING WITH SERBS IN NEW YORK

    PRISHTINE, APRIL 2 (ATA)- The Independence of Kosova is the platform to be presented by the Albanians at the meeting with the Serbs between April 7 and 9 in Washington.

    This is the result of last night's consultations with Albanian representatives of Kosova invited at the New York round table, devoted to the Kosova issue and organised by the Carnegy Foundation.

    Also invited at this table is the Academician Mark Krasniqi, chairman of the Albanian Christian-Democratic Party of Kosova. B.J/P.Ta/Eva/E

    Albanian Telegraphic Agency

    [04] PS TOWARDS JOINING PARLIAMENT

    TIRANA, APRIL 2 (ATA)- By A. Baci, The Presidency of the Socialist Party (PS) has unanimously decided to join parliament, PS sources said on Wednesday.

    The presidency discussed participation in parliament at an urgent meeting today, presided over by PS chairman Fatos Nano, at 09:30 a.m. and its decision is expected to be discussed at a meeting of the PS General Steering Committee. kei/lm/E

    Albanian Telegraphic Agency

    [05] PRIME MINISTER FINO MEETS ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER PRODI IN GJIROKASTER

    GJIROKASTER, APRIL 2 (ATA)- By H.Cani, Prime Minister of the Government of National Reconciliation Bashkim Fino, today, had a 30 minute tete-a-tete meeting with Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi at the Gjirokaster town-hall. After the meeting Prodi said:

    "It was a friendly meeting and we hope to have no more incidents between the two countries."

    Fino told reporters that "First, Prime Minister Prodi came to personally express his and of the Italian government condolences to the families of the victims of the Otranto Channel.

    Secondly, Prodi asked once again reconfirmation of the Government of National Reconciliation for renewing the demand for the arrival of the multinational force at these moments after the Otranto Channel event.

    Thirdly, I personally asked Prodi and agreed with him: 1.To set up a joint team and it was Prodi's opinion that the issue be investigated by the two sides, in order to throw light on the truth. 2.I asked that the bodies of the victims be recovered and he promised they would make everything possible with all technical means at their disposal. 3. I asked economic aid and assistance for the families of the victims, a request which he accepted.

    Finally: I asked him to reexamine the issue, which I have also set forward to minister Andreatta, for the legalisation of the Albanian refugees. He welcomed this but, however, said he would consider this issue later.

    I was surprised to receive a positive reply to my invitation to go together with Mr Prodi in Vlore to meet the people there. Mr Prodi welcomed with pleasure the invitation and will make everything possible that this visit be realised in a short period of time.

    Then, Mr Fino replied the questions by reporters.

    Asked whether Mr Prodi's visit has to do with his visit to Athens, Mr Fino said: "We cleared things up with Mr Prodi. He confirmed to me he is a close friend of Mr Simitis and told me several times to convey his greetings to Mr Simitis. He also told me that as soon as he finished with a meeting in the Italian Parliament, he would phone both of us in Athens."

    In reply to a question of the time when the agreement with Italy for the dispatch of the multinational forces would be renewed, Premier Fino said:

    "As soon as I return from Athens I will talk this issue with my cabinet. I expressed to Mr Prodi my personal and my government's stand, but nevertheless, being a National Reconciliation Government with a representation from all political forces, I will reconfirm this request in a certain date."

    Asked whether a political crisis exists between Albania and Italy, Premier Fino said: "There is no political crisis between Albania and Italy. What happened was a disaster and a tragedy, because it did not stem from any political crisis between our two governments. I think that the National Reconciliation Government has in these moments excellent relations with the Italian Government, just like it has, and will open a new page with the Government of Mr Simitis." pas/lm/xh/k

    Albanian Telegraphic Agency

    [06] WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION DETAINED IN LAÇ

    LAÇ, APRIL 2 (ATA) - By Zef Pergega: According to the chief of the police commissariat in the district of Kubin, Pjeter Zymaj, 18 machine-guns, 8 heavy machine-guns, 50 rifles, 10 pistols, 7 mortars, 43 grenades, and some 6500 cartridges were uncovered recently in private vehicles.

    According to him, in this commissariat, which was not stormed, there is a complete coordination among the sectors of police, meanwhile that the criminal police have pointed out all the events and damages caused and are continuing the investigations on this wave of destructions.

    All the state, cultural, and health institutions in this district are protected. Partial damages has had only the branch of the National Commercial Bank, and the Savings Bank.

    Seven people have lost their life in this district, four from the uncontrolled use of weapons and three others were killed for revenge./a.ke/kled/mt/sh/

    Albanian Telegraphic Agency

    [07] MAIN BUILDING OF ITALIAN COMPANY "MANIFAKTURE-LUÇIA" SET ABLAZE

    FUSHE-KRUJE, APRIL 2 (ATA) - By Zef Pergega: The main building of the Italian firm "Manifakture-Lucia", seated in Fushe-Kruje, was set ablaze on Monday evening by a fire without origin.

    Some 200 workers were employed in this firm.

    Sources of the company told ATA that the fire caused damages in equipment and machinery, as well as in a considerable quantity of raw material used for stationery and ornament products, which reached the value of 300 000 dollars. The activity of this company is temporarily interrupted due to this fire.

    Sources of the prosecutor's office of the district report that investigations on this event have already started. /a.ke/kled/mt/sh/

    Albanian Telegraphic Agency

    [08] SP LEADING COMMITTEE SUPPORTS DECISION TO TAKE UP SEATS IN PARLIAMENT

    TIRANA, APRIL 2 (ATA) - By Agim Baçi: The Leading Committee of the Albanian Socialist Party supported the decision of the SP Presidency to take up seats in parliament.

    This decision was approved by 66 votes for, 8 abstentions and 9 votes against of the members of SP Leading Committee.

    The socialists, considering the Parliament of May 26, 1996 illegal, had decided to boycott it.

    "We consider the return to parliament as support for the existence of the National Reconciliation Government," said in an interview for ATA the SP Secretary, Pandeli Majko, asked with regard to the stand for the legitimacy of the Parliament of May 26th.

    Majko also stressed that the signing by the socialists of a statement on March 28 in Vlore, of the Committee of Public Salvation and some political parties, was part in the context of the Platform of National Reconciliation.

    "The climate of dialogue is part of the Government's program, a government which is also supported by members of DP parliamentary group. I consider wrong the discussion on this issue," said Majko./kled/mt/sh/

    Albanian Telegraphic Agency

    [09] "ILIRIA" FERRY-BOAT ENTERS PORT OF DURRES

    DURRES, APRIL 2 (ATA) - By Sotiraq Gjordeni: The first ferry-boat "Iliria" arrived Wednesday in the port of Durres, 45 km far from Tirana, after a long interruption of the work in the port. It came from Brindisi, Italy.

    According to the travel agency "D.E.A.", some 150 Albanian and foreign passengers arrived with this ferry-boat.

    During the entrance and stay in the port for several hours of the ferry-boat "Iliria", nothing happened and everything went on normally. /a.ke/kled/mt/sh/

    Albanian Telegraphic Agency

    [10] HUMANITARIAN AID FOR ALBANIAN ARMY BY GREEK ARMY

    TIRANA, APRIL 2 (ATA) - The first part of the humanitarian aid of the Greek army for the Albanian army arrived Wednesday in the airport of Rinas.

    According to the chairman of the team of aid, Panajotis Janopullos, this part of aid includes food articles and medicines, and are mainly for the central hospital of the army. /kled/mt/sh/


    From the Albanian Telegraphic Agency (ATA) Home Page at http://www.telpress.it/ata


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